Have the Oscars become unimportant because the Academy has become more and more peculiar in its choices? It would seem that the big winner (so far, I was just watching some of it during my lunch) is The Shape of Water, the "adult fairy tale" featuring a sexy love story between a woman and what looks like a slightly more human Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Being underwhelmed by the director's Pan's Labyrinth, and given the nature of the story, I am in no hurry to watch this movie at all. As, I suspect, is most of the public. I see now that it had a December release in the USA, and has made a relatively paltry $57 million. (I'm surprised it made that much.)
I am particularly miffed that Shape took the award for best score, when I had predicted that Dunkirk should definitely get it.
Update: yes, it won best picture. Ugh.
At some point, hopefully if it is free on a streaming service, I will watch it hoping to confirm my anticipatory dislike.
Update 2: I hadn't really bothered to read reviews of it before, but I see that Rex Reed wrote one with the pleasing title ‘The Shape of Water’ Is a Loopy, Lunkheaded Load of Drivel.'